In the last unit, we proposed the task of producing a stakeholder map for a new SEAP that our recent art and design graduate Fatima would be developing in her role working in a Museum / Art Gallery.
Working with her colleagues in the gallery, Fatima would use the stakeholder mapping tool to try and identify who might be the key contributors and participants of a SEAP which was looking to find people’s stories of life during the Covid-19 pandemic.
If we review the range of possible stakeholders who might be interested to work with the gallery team, we can see they cover a wide range of people:
- local families
- community organisations
- visitors to the gallery
- local council
Here are some points for your stakeholder matrix map.
- Do you need any further stakeholders for your project?
- Can your existing network bring further stakeholders to your project?
- Have you identified direct and indirect relationships between stakeholders?
- How would you like to communicate with stakeholders in different dimensions of the Stakeholder matrix map?
Once you finish the Stakeholder matrix map, it’s time to consider how you can develop the partnership constructively. In the next section, we will introduce a tool for projecting and managing the relationship effectively.
Using the stakeholder map tool, consider who might be included in a map of her possible project partners, participants and key allies in working to develop a socially-engaged art project addressing this key aim.
Think about Fatima’s example and consider answers for the questions below.
- Are there particular types of questions that Fatima could consider from each of these stakeholders?
- What might their different expectations be from being involved in any SEAP?
- How can Fatima negotiate with different expectations in the group?